Warmer weather forecast for Tuesday as cold air mass weakens

The temperature will rise across Taiwan on Tuesday as a cold air mass hovering over the island weakens, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said, predicting mostly cloudy and sunny weather across the nation during the day.

Daytime highs will be at 19-20 degrees Celsius on Tuesday in the areas north of Miaoli County, as well as Yilan County in the northeast; 21-22 degrees in Taichung, Changhua County, Nantou County, Yulin County, Chiayi County, and Tainan; and 23-25 degrees in Kaohsiung, Pingtung County, and Taitung County, the CWB forecast.

However, windward parts in northern and eastern Taiwan will see sporadic rains, with intermittent rains expected on mountains in central and southern Taiwan, the weather bureau said.

Due to the effect of the continental cold air mass, Yilan and areas north of Tainan recorded temperatures of 11-13 degrees on early Tuesday morning, with 14-17 degrees in the rest of the country, the CWB said.

Meanwhile, Wu Der-rong (???), a meteorologist and adjunct associate professor of atmospheric sciences at National Central University, predicted there will be another wave of cold but less moist air to come between Dec. 30 and Jan. 1.

Because of that, temperatures in low-lying areas across Taiwan will be as low as 13-15 degrees on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, with clouds in eastern Taiwan expected to affect sunrise viewing activities on the first day of 2022, Wu said.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel